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WE TEACH SWORDSMANSHIP
(Short stories of Edo)
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- WE TEACH SWORDSMANSHIP -
says the sign placed in front of a house.
A young man had been staring at the sign for a while and went straight in.
“Please teach me swordsmanship. I don’t mind which style you teach,”
the young man asked.
Then a master of the house came out.
“You saw the sign outside, I suppose,”
said the master.
“Yes, you are right, ” answered the young man.
Then the master said, scratching his head,
“Between you and me, the sign is only meant to keep burglars away.
The sigh would scare burglars away, you know.”
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